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By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated ...Show synopsisBy examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. 'An astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' Guardian 'A compelling tale of tragic idealism' The TimesHide synopsis
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I've seen the film which is excellent. But the book is another world - a non-romantic insight into Alexander Supertramp, with links to other wild ventures by people with a similar spirit - man trying to cohabit nature. Will read more by Krakauer.
I discovered Krakauer and Junger at the same time ...
[headline: and by that, I mean, the story had such potential, but the writing was little more than mediocre.]
"So, there's this guy, and he decides to prance out into the uncivilised Alaskan bush, without even a compass. This is after doing away with $25,000, by the way. And, oh ...
A very well written book that deals with arrogance, immaturity, and desire to be different. It is pure arrogance to go into the wild so unprepared, without a map, or any knowledge of how to survive. If he hadn't found the bus, he may not have survived as long as he did. It is one thing to be thrown ...
This is a great story about looking for the ultimate adventure......ALASKA!!! It is a non- stop and touching adventure of Christopher Mccandless(SuperTramp). This is a must read for all ages.... Once I started reading I just could not put it down!! You will love it!
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